Evaluation and treatment of swallowing impairments.

  title={Evaluation and treatment of swallowing impairments.},
  author={Jeffrey B Palmer and James C. Drennan and Masako Baba},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={61 8},
Swallowing disorders are common, especially in the elderly, and may cause dehydration, weight loss, aspiration pneumonia and airway obstruction. These disorders may affect the oral preparatory, oral propulsive, pharyngeal and/or esophageal phases of swallowing. Impaired swallowing, or dysphagia, may occur because of a wide variety of structural or functional conditions, including stroke, cancer, neurologic disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease. A thorough history and a careful physical… CONTINUE READING
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